Thursday, November 13, 2014
Coin Crypt Impressions
Coin Crypt is a game about magical coins, randomly generated worlds, and management. It's a game that plays out like a pokemon card battle except those cards mean so much more then just attacking. They determine your fate throughout the whole game. Every move you make could be your last as your goal is to create the perfect collection of coins to defeat enemies, unlock treasures, and buy new items.
The game isn't really meant to be beaten in one go. It's a hard game and the further you go the harder it gets to defeat enemies. Everything is based around a system of coins and when you spawn you are given a small amount of coins. Though walking through the world you find chests which contain coins to add to your collection. Think of it like playing Magic The Gathering except your deck is built by finding chests. Each time you get into battle you use your coins to battle other enemies. Once a coin is used it can not be used again, so it's important to keep looking for chests around the world. There are no levels in the game, so your character progresses by finding better coins to use.
Now... you will die a lot. The game isn't easy by any stretch. Once you die it tallies up all the coins you collected and gives you a dollar amount for you to buy new characters. Each character has different abilities. For instance, my favorite character casts coins faster, but cannot stack coins. Stacking coins is when you have two of the same coin and can be used at the same time. It sucks that I can't use two coins at the same time, but my strategy is to defeat enemies as fast as possible!
This is a game you should buy if you enjoy a good challenge. The best part is that you play the way you want to play. Want to run around and try and avoid combat and collect coins... go for it! If you would rather kill everything in sight and be a bad ass... you can do that as well. Right now you can get the game off of Steam and you most certainly should.